SIT chief says Godhra report will be submitted within deadline

January 21st, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Jan.21 (ANI): Special Investigation Team SIT) Chairman R.Raghavan on Wednesday said that report on the nine post-Godhra riot cases would be submitted to the Supreme Court before the February 15 deadline.
The SIT was constituted by the Supreme Court in March 2008, for reinvestigation of the Godhra train burning case and some post-Godhra riot cases of 2002.
The role of several prominent BJP and VHP leaders named by witnesses including the state Minister for Women and Child Development Maya Kodnani of the BJP and former VHP leader Jaydeep Patel is being re-investigated.
The SIT has already filed a 300-page supplementary charge sheet against 24 people in the Naroda Gam case, where 11 people belonging to the minority community were killed by a mob during the riots.
The five-member SIT,is headed by R Raghavan, and includes ex-DG of Uttar Pradesh C D Satpathy, three IPS officers from Gujarat — Geetha Johri, Shivanad Jha and Ashish Bhatia. (ANI)

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